Girl Skateboards pro riders

Sorry i took so long to get these pics up, i have no excuse other than that im a lazy bastard. enjoy.

Eric Koston
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Alex Olsen
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Rick Howard
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Brian Anderson
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Sean Malto
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New kid on the block

Yo! So the the head honcho’s at thslfe have just recruited me to help out with predominantly skateboarding adventures and hopefully a few good yarns with the locals here in sunny Canberra too. This is my first post so fingers crossed it works out alright…
Ill start off with some photos taken from the the recent Girl skateboarding team demo at Eddison park. Here are some of the locals ill hopefully get the pros up tomorrow. Stay classy.
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TTB Updates..

It’s definitely been a while since there’s been any news on what the fuck it is the kids of the 2666 have been doing, though by the looks of things they’ve been holding it down!

Tom was off the bike for a while as he fried his engine, normal humanoids would lose form after such an event, not Tom – Suss these pics for proof that he is anything but a human.

Daniel Evans has stepped shit right up photography wise and his pics are really beginning to come together – Props dude!

Dean as usual is suceeding at life, as are the other skate rats – Enough of my mindless dribble, check the pics!

Oh yeah, if some of the phot’s look blurry, it’s because imageshack does something to them and they come out looking fucked.

Bates

ART NOT CRIME

Firstly, thank you for your time, what’s up?

No prob. Chilling in home,reading my emails.

For those who are unfamiliar with you and what you do, can you tell us a bit

About yourself?

I am from Copenhagen Denmark , Europe, been doing the do…I see myself as a creative person,trying to leave a mark behind!

How did you initially get into graffiti and how has your style progressed from when you began?

Through electric boogie, my eyes got interested in the pieces from the background!

Beginning it was simple humouristic and innocent.

How did you come up with your tag, why Bates?


I saw a tv series called V for victory, one of the characters was called Bates,i chose

It cause it sounded funky and had some letters i liked.

What inspires you to go out and paint?

Being creative,put my mind to something else

And just pure love for just painting…and you can always get better.

What’s in your pockets right now?

Keys and a card.

You began writing in ’84, so you’re no new comer, how have you seen graffiti evolve over the last quarter of a century?

Man…It’s crazy,you see graff in any corners of the world. Technique is getting faster and better.

In that time you must have been in some pretty crazy situations and have a few stories to tell, what has been a stand out moment for you?

Tonight ,i did a underpass of a bridge, seen by the trainline and a huge

Highway next to it, cops stopped on the other side,anyways i manage

to finish(looked shitty)and get away.


What’s been pumping through your head phones lately?

Latest Mos Def.

How does a typical day in the world of Bates unfold?

Doing a piece in the morning before going to work work work work, home chilling prepare for the next day.

Advice to up and coming artists?

Practice a lot on paper.



Anything coming up that we should know about?

Check out my website www.greatbates.com, every day in december a new update with flicks and click in on our new webshop and invest in some art.

Word association, you know the deal, say whatever comes to your mind when

you read the word.

Australia

Always wanted to go and rock some shit out there….Never been there yet!!!

 

Kevin Rudd

Who?

 

Denmark

Proud Dane

 

Lars løkke rasmussen

Who?

 

America

I need to go there again.

 

Obama

Just been in copenhagen today for the climate meeting

 

Religion

Is like graffiti for some.

 

Time

Time will tell.

 

Greed

Some are.

 

Humanity

Important

 

Peace

And love

 

Freedom

Going out to paint.

 

Art

When will you learn the art will never die?

 

Graffiti

Taking alot of a my time.

 

Life

Aint fun without being creative.

 

Happiness

You gotta do what makes you happy.

Where can people follow what you’re up to and view your work?

Website,webshop and my blog.

Last words, shout outs?

Peace and respect.

Early 90’s piece by Bates in the Bronx

Burn Your Newspapers And Smash Your TV’s

Dean and Tom have been once again, succeeding at life, The TTB contingent headed out to Jacko Strong’s Ranch for a ride last weekend, Tom and Jarryd McNeil on the bikes and Dean behind the lense.

The pics of Dean skating were shot by Georgia Barrett at Wagga skatepark, thanks dude!!

On another note, i am now also writing for JP’s Fresh Bread, my posts there will be different to what i post here, so be sure to check that out as well.

McNeil

Tommy Rob stretching out

TTB

The TTB contingent have been holding it down in 2666 ( Death Valley) lately, check these vids of Jack and Dean tearing shit up!

Oh yeah, Happy Birthday for today Jack – Hope you have a rad one man!

Jack Tagliabue

Dean Johnson